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Palermo Shooting (2008)

After the wild life-style of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman help him calm himself down?

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Campino ...
Inga Busch ...
Karla
Axel Sichrovsky ...
Hans
Gerhard Gutberlet ...
Gerhard
Harry Blain ...
Harry
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Julian
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Student
Olivia Asiedu-Poku ...
Fan
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Anke
Anna Orso ...
Mother
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Himself
Udo Samel ...
Banker
Giuseppe Provinzano ...
Actor 1
Giuseppe Massa ...
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Flavia
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After the wild life-style of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman help him calm himself down?

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Fotografies sto Palermo  »

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Trivia

The film marks the first time that Director Wenders shot a movie in his hometown, Düsseldorf. See more »

Goofs

In the scene, when Finn talks with lady photographer, they discuss the age of their cameras. He tells that his Plaubel is twenty years old and she tells that her Leica is 40 years old. Actually she has Leica M7, which slightly differs from older Leica cameras. This camera marketed only in 2002. See more »

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References Blow-Up (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

We All Lose One Another
Written and Performed by Jason Collett
Published by Arts&Crafts Music
Courtesy of Arts&Crafts Productions 2005 / City Slang
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What a disaster!
14 November 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

In every serious artist's life there're great oscillations and changes. Years of great and masterful work are followed by long passages of creative drought and emptiness. But every artist who takes himself seriously one day must understand and face facts that his best years are over and it would be wise to drop the pencil and leave the field for a new, emerging generation.

After seeing Wender's latest "work" at its premiere in Berlin last night I felt that everyone in the audience quietly shared the same thoughts about this flick:

That this can hardly be called a film anymore - but is a preposterous, embarrassing, empty and painful blow to anyone who liked some of the better of Wender's works in the past.

"Palermo Shooting" is a pseudo-surreal, pseudo-intellectual, pseudo-cinematic derangement, full of lame clichés, bad acting and dialog that only serves one cause:

It holds proof to the sheer yet painful fact that Wenders' time as a serious filmmaker has long come.


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